Taste of the Nation Baltimore
For those of you who read our post about Taste of the Nation Boston, you very well know The Cookie Lady is all about gorging...and gorge I did! Of the 20-some participating restaurants, I spent the most time with Wit & Wisdom where I ate enough maple custard with caramel sauce and vanilla crumble to put the entire room into a food coma. My hubby and I mixed and mingled with the incredible people like famed chef Timothy Cipriano, Eve Lee, host of the Great American Bake Sale at Philips Healthcare, Bill Wooldridge one of Share Our Strength's Cutting Edge Scholarship Program participants and many, many more.
TOTN Baltimore Had A Photo Booth!
Conference of Leaders
This was a weekend full of such inspiration, such education and such passionate people, but I realize my attempt at writing about the entire conference in an itty bitty little blog post would be feeble at best. That said, I would like to hilghlight two of my favorite portions - Cooking Matters and the Getting Personal With No Kind Hungry session.
Cooking Matters - Share Our Strength's food education course that teaches families, teens and individuals how to prepare healthy, delicious food on a limited budget - staff and volunteers were prominent throughout the entire conference. To know that Share Our Strength offers a program to help parents and children really work with what they get (which, too often, is very little) is fantastic. There was a lot of discussion about nutrition and food insecurity and this is a phenomenal campaign that helps families face challenges they may encounter. I especially love that Cooking Matters is rocking it out up here in the northeast! Check out the Cooking Matters home page for links to downloadable tool kits, finding a program near you and getting involved.
10 Things You Missed At Share Our Strength's Conference Of Leaders
Blog Post By Clay Dunn
Other Awesome No Kid Hungry Links: Get Local, Best Practices
5 Fun Off Topic Facts About My Weekend: written by me :)
- Occupy Baltimore has approximately 15 tents
- If you stay at Days Inn Inner Harbor you get a bag of microwave popcorn...and a microwave
- If you take the escalators down from the ballroom in Renaissance Inner Harbor, you will not be able to get back up without walking around
- Fred got pulled into the airport security box on the way home
- We were on the same plane as Billy Shore (heading to Baltimore) and Jason Santos (heading home)
Flash Mob at Conference of Leaders
Just another reason to love Jessica Bomberg - Senior Coordinator of Great American Bake Sale
Our Campaign Sponsor - BJ's Wholesale Club of Haverhill, MA
The Ladies of Great American Bake Sale - Amy Crowell, Jessica Bomberg and Sylvia Vidal
Twitter Peeps That Really Helped Spread The Word - Ty Sullivan, John Scroggins, Amanda Hite, Joel Owens, Jamie L. Simon, and Steff Childs
Facebook Peeps That Did So Too - Carolyn Kolowsky, Brian Gardner, Monte Tareski & Steve Presley, Herbert Chao
The Friends of Kevin Radio Show - Especially Kevin Willet
My Little Girls - Jazmin & Mia
My Parents- Who show up at every event
My AWESOME Husband - who I now owe $10
Links for everyone who participated in 2010 & 2011 are located in the left sidebar. THANK YOU!